Radiation Therapist Interview Questions

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Listed below expected questions that most HR interviewers ask their applicants about, you'll find our recommended answer for each based on 'radiation therapist' career.

Interview Question #1:

What are the main job duties and responsibilities of "radiation therapist" employee?


Radiation therapist responsibilities are to educate, prepare, and reassure patients and their families by answering questions, providing physical assistance, and reinforcing physicians' advice regarding treatment reactions or post-treatment care; follow principles of radiation protection for patient, self, and others; review prescription, diagnosis, patient chart, and identification; position patients for treatment with accuracy, according to prescription; maintain records, reports, or files as required, including such information as radiation dosages, equipment settings, or patients' reactions; observe and reassure patients during treatment and report unusual reactions to physician or turn equipment off if unexpected adverse reactions occur; photograph treated area of patient and process film; check radiation therapy equipment to ensure proper operation; schedule patients for treatment times; administer prescribed doses of radiation to specific body parts, using radiation therapy equipment according to established practices and standards; check for side effects, such as skin irritation, nausea, or hair loss to assess patients' reaction to treatment; prepare or construct equipment, such as immobilization, treatment, or protection devices; train or supervise student or subordinate radiotherapy technologists; enter data into computer and set controls to operate or adjust equipment or regulate dosage; conduct most treatment sessions independently, in accordance with the long-term treatment plan and under the general direction of the patient's physician; act as liaison with physicist and supportive care personnel; help physicians, radiation oncologists, or clinical physicists to prepare physical or technical aspects of radiation treatment plans, using information about patient condition and anatomy; provide assistance to other healthcare personnel during dosimetry procedures and tumor localization; calculate actual treatment dosages delivered during each session; implement appropriate follow-up care plans; assist in the preparation of sealed radioactive materials, such as cobalt, radium, cesium, or isotopes, for use in radiation treatments; store, sterilize, or prepare the special applicators containing the radioactive substance implanted by the physician.

Interview Question #2:

What are the skills required from radiation therapist employee in order to success in his work?


Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times, Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents, Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems, Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly, Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Interview Question #3:

Describe the abilities you have in order to work with us as radiation therapist?


I have the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences, communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand, tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem, read and understand information and ideas presented in writing, arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

Interview Question #4:

What are the knowledge elements you obtained from your education, training and work experience would support your radiation therapist career?


The knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction, the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar, the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures, Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes, arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Interview Question #5:

How would you describe (radiation therapist or your) needed work style?


My work style matching exactlty what cashier job requires by: being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks, being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job, being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations, being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude, being honest and ethical.

Other radiation therapist interview questions to expect:

Tell about yourself and why you think you are successful radiation therapist?

Why do you like to work as radiation therapist?

What could you do not like to work as radiation therapist?

What are your future steps after experience you'll gain from your radiation therapist job?

As radiation therapist, what training courses or extra education that you think will improve your work performance?

What salary do you expect you'll get from being radiation therapist employee?

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